A few months ago, Sugar's A1c shot up by half a percent. It wasn't the actual number that was so concerning...it was more the fact that she had lost some weight, in addition to seeing an A1c elevation. Then, on the same day we had that endo visit, Sugar ended up needing to have a tooth pulled emergently.
It just wasn't a good day.
We went back to the endo 2 months later instead of 3, mainly for a weight check. At that point, we had managed to drop her A1c from 7.5% to 7.3%, and she gained three pounds. Aside from the fact that her annual labs showed that one of her thyroid antibodies had turned positive, it appeared that we were back on track, and heading in the right direction again.
And then there was November. November...when I hit a wall. November...when I was in the THICK of a rut. November when I made gluten-free sugar cookies to bring with me to the endo, because I was willing to do anything to soften the blow that I knew that was coming. November...when her A1c was back up to 7.5%, and though she hadn't lost weight, she hadn't gained any weight either.
Yeah. THAT November.
A few days after THAT November endo appointment (um, 2 days to be exact.), I had an out of body experience, and spontaneously decided to switch Sugar from Novolog to Apidra (on Thanksgiving night nonetheless). I say that, because no sound, well-rested, rational mother would EVER decide to start her daughter on a brand new insulin after a day of feasting, right before bedtime, just because. A sane person wouldn't ever do such a thing.
Which may explain the mindset I was in, after weeks on end of nonsensical blood sugar mayhem.
After 24 hours, I noted that it did appear her blood sugars were staying in target range more often. By the six week point, I was pretty certain that Apidra could be attributed to the improvement we were seeing in her numbers.
That being said, I have always maintained that the PROOF would be in the pudding...the A1c Pudding, that is.
We had her quarterly endo visit last Friday.
Seriously, we did.
The day before the appointment, she also had a dentist appointment....and the dentist gave us a high-five, awesome report card for her teeth.
Such a different experience than the day she needed to have a tooth pulled.
Back to the endo visit.
Looks like pudding will be on the menu for awhile.
More on our APIDRA experience...
The day we started.
The trial end.
The 6 week review.
While I'm happy to share our experiences with what works, and what doesn't work, for the management of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease in our house, please do not mistake anything you read here for medical advice. Decisions regarding your/your child's health care should be made only with the assistance of your medical care team. Use any information from this blog at your own risk.